Zidane departs as Real Madrid’s most successful coach

27 May 2021

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid as the most successful coach in their entire history, drawing his second stint in charge to a close.

Only Miguel Munoz won more trophies (14) than Zidane’s haul of 11, with the Frenchman reaching his tally in 342 fewer games as boss.

Indeed, only Munoz’s total of 605 matches in charge of Real Madrid is greater than Zidane’s 263 across his two spells in the dugout.

That means Zidane has won a trophy every 23 games for Real Madrid, giving him the best ratio of any coach in their history.

The former midfielder departs having won 174, drawn 53 and lost 36 of his 263 matches in charge, giving him a win percentage of 66pc. Even this season, Real Madrid put together an 18-game unbeaten run in LaLiga Santander.

Three-time European champions

Zidane will always be remembered for the three successive Champions League trophies he won during his first stint in charge.

However, he likes to give value to his day-to-day work on the training ground, which bore fruit in two successful LaLiga Santander campaigns.

Of his four seasons as Real Madrid boss, Zidane either won the league title or took the race to the final day in LaLiga Santander.

The only title that escaped him during his two tenures was the Copa del Rey. This season, there was a humiliating exit to Alcoyano.

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